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English noun: bond

1. bond (phenomenon) an electrical force linking atoms

Synonymschemical bond

Broader (hypernym)attraction, attractive force

Narrower (hyponym)covalent bond, cross-link, cross-linkage, electrostatic bond, electrovalent bond, hydrogen bond, ionic bond, metallic bond, peptide bond, peptide linkage

2. bond (possession) a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal

Synonymsbond certificate

Broader (hypernym)certificate, certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, obligation, security

Narrower (hyponym)bearer bond, bond issue, convertible bond, corporate bond, coupon bond, debenture, debenture bond, government bond, high-yield bond, junk bond, municipal bond, noncallable bond, performance bond, post-obit bond, Premium Bond, registered bond, revenue bond, secured bond, surety bond, unsecured bond, zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond

3. bond a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest

SamplesThe shifting alliances within a large family.
Their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them.


Broader (hypernym)connectedness, connection, connexion

Narrower (hyponym)silver cord

4. bond (possession) (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial

SamplesThe judge set bail at $10,000.
A $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman.

Synonymsbail, bail bond

Broader (hypernym)recognisance, recognizance

Domain categorycriminal law

5. bond (artifact) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

Synonymshamper, shackle, trammel

Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint

Narrower (hyponym)ball and chain, chains, cuff, fetter, handcuff, handlock, hobble, irons, manacle

6. bond (artifact) a connection that fastens things together


Broader (hypernym)connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion

Narrower (hyponym)ligament

7. bond (substance) a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents

Synonymsbond paper

Broader (hypernym)writing paper

8. Bond (person) United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)

SynonymsJulian Bond

Instance hypernymcivil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker

9. Bond (person) British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming

SynonymsJames Bond

Instance hypernymcharacter, fictional character, fictitious character

10. bond (attribute) the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

SamplesThe mutual adhesiveness of cells.
A heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion.

Synonymsadherence, adhesion, adhesiveness

Broader (hypernym)stickiness

English verb: bond

1. bond (contact) stick to firmly

SamplesWill this wallpaper adhere to the wall?.

Synonymsadhere, bind, hold fast, stick, stick to

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)attach

Narrower (hyponym)bind

Verb groupadhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick

2. bond (social) create social or emotional ties

SamplesThe grandparents want to bond with the child.

Synonymsattach, bind, tie

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)relate

Narrower (hyponym)befriend, fixate

3. bond (possession) issue bonds on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mortgage

4. bond (contact) bring together in a common cause or emotion

SamplesThe death of their child had drawn them together.

Synonymsbring together, draw together

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)unify, unite

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